Dr. Nicholas Pilfold is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Institute for Conservation Research at San Diego Zoo Global, and works closely with Dr. Megan Owen on polar bear conservation. His research focuses on the spatial ecology of polar bears, as well as developing non-invasive research techniques. Nicholas completed his PhD under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Derocher at the University of Alberta. His PhD examined the predator-prey relationships between polar bears and seals in the spring in the Beaufort Sea. Nicholas also spent one year as a Postdoctoral Associate working with Environment and Climate Change Canada. Nicholas grew up in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada, and completed a bachelor's degree in Life Sciences at the University of British Columbia.